theGrio: 3 White NY High School Students In Blackface Re-Enact Chris Brown-Rihanna Beating

Source: Abdul Sada / theGrio

Three white high school students in Waverly, New York, performed a satirical “re-enactment” of Chris Brown’s infamous beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna, in blackface, at a pep rally in front of students, parents, community leaders, and the media.

The act has decried as racist by former students of the high school, and some have questioned the judgment of the school administrators who allowed such a show to be performed. Their students were participating in a competition to be crowned “Mr. Waverly.”

According to CNN, former Waverly High School student Vlad Chituc said, “I think it’s unconscionable that such blatant racism has been tacitly approved two years in a row.”

“The administration should be creating an environment where minorities are welcome, not the butts of racist jokes that make light of domestic violence,” said Chituc.

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  • Whitewoman

    As a parent of a HS girl, I think a good question is who is sitting by and allowing this to take place? If everyone from parents,teachers and admins. sat and watched only to say nothing…well it;s no wonder these kids thought this would be a great idea! I’m totally disgusted by this.

  • Twyla Hopson Brack

    as i look at all the smiling faces in the picture,thinking that the violence is funny sickens me,let alone the teachers just watching and allowing it to go on,the blackface is reason one to stop,but the actual re enactment of beating a woman…all i can do is shake my head..